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Old 08-28-2008, 09:33 PM   #1
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Bummed out: Slide room out of alignment...

Well, I'm just about bummed over what I have figured out about my new Rockwood fiver.

The slide room is not centered in the slide opening. It's too far to the rear. This has damaged the rear slide seal where the window passes by the seal (or viseversa depending on how you want to look at it.)

So I have just begun the warranty process, which I'm hoping will be relatively painless.

What am I in for? Anybody had a slide room adjusted or had a seal replaced? I have heard the entire room would have to be removed, but that seems like a bad way to design the thing.

What do I have to look forward to??
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Old 08-28-2008, 09:54 PM   #2
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my main slide was off a bit and they just adjusted the big bolts
hope yours is as easy
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Old 08-29-2008, 08:37 AM   #3
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Big Hammer.......


Sorry no help Wade. Good luck and keep us posted. Should just be a simple adjustment though like Robert stated and then replace the seals...
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Old 08-29-2008, 09:04 AM   #4
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So do they need to remove the room to replace the seals or is that just a rumor?

If I were designing an RV and using seals made of rubber that soft, I would design the thing such that the seals could be replaced without much effort.

What say ye? Yank the room or not??
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I wouldn't think the room should need to be removed to replace the seals. I've looked at mine and I think that I could replace the seals without removing the room. That just seems counter productive to me and WAY too much work and room for messups for seals.
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Old 08-29-2008, 09:51 AM   #6
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On those super slides they'll most likely have to remove it and then move the base over a bit then put it back unless the room isn't centered on the base. Then they may unbolt it and scoot it over and bolt it back down. I haven't looked at the Rockwood to see if the wipers can be replaced without removing the room. You'd certainly think they should be but we never know how FR assembles these units.

It is the wipers you're talking about right??? The seals are attached to the slide room flange and move with the slideout. The wipers are attached to the RV wall opening and the slide room moves past them when opening and closing.
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Old 08-29-2008, 10:29 AM   #7
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I think the wiper and seal are integrated on this trailer. Here's a pic. You can see the hole in the seal at the top of the window. I don't recall any type of seal on the flange.
Here's a pic I sent to the dealer.
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UPDATE:

Spoke to service tech at dealer who described a simple do it yourself adjustment proceedure. I'll try that tonight.

It involves beating stuff with a hammer so who knows...it just might work!
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I feel your pain and sympathize but stuff like this
makes me real glad we don't have slides!!
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Old 08-29-2008, 03:10 PM   #10
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Looks like the outside wall and that does look like the seal. One thing I will say, it's rubbing pretty hard. I'd silicone it even after I "Persuaded" the slideout over.

My unit has triple rubber. It has a wiper where your picture is looking, it has a "seal" around the outside flange and a seal around the inside flange.
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